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Reading Series: Dogland – Pet Deserts

“The shelter is at the back end of the equation. People need to realize these animals are not the shelter’s problem; they’re the community’s problem.” I love this quote, which comes from Chris Protzman, interviewed by Dogland author Jacki Skole, who helped found the Blount County Animal Center. The chapter I’m currently blogging, Pet Deserts, … Continue reading

Join the @ASPCA and #GetTough on Dog Fighting!

Are you against dog fighting, but feel like you can’t do anything to help the cause? Well, I’m here to share the awesome news that the ASPCA has launched a new campaign in honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, which is on April 8. The ASPCA has made it easy and fun to get … Continue reading

Animal Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another group of tweets! Read on for a roundup of links about the Dairy Pride Act, the Nonhuman Rights Project, dachshund racing (?!), and more… Help stop the Dairy Pride Act that will stifle #plant-based competition! https://t.co/PYZWfrjVKp #vegan #animallaw #unfaircompetition pic.twitter.com/PwY80RYtZU — Kelly Levenda (@KellyLevenda) March 9, 2017 The dairy industry claims this … Continue reading

Shelter Photography with Sabrina Boem

Originally posted on Three Chatty Cats:
Today we look at Sabrina Boem’s shelter photography. In earlier posts, we saw her stray cat photography and people with cats – all stunning black and white photography. If you’ve read those other posts, you know that Sabrina, who lives in Italy, is a talented amateur photographer with a…

Reading Series: Dogland – Property With a Heartbeat

This is a continuation of my Reading Series for the non-fiction book, Dogland, where I blog my thoughts and reactions to each chapter as I read through the book. Please feel free to read along or comment on the topics below! Long time no blog! How does my spare time get away from me?!  In … Continue reading

The Importance of Farm Sanctuaries #BTC4A

The photo to the left is a picture I took on my last trip to Skylands, an animal rescue sanctuary in New Jersey, not too far from New York City.  I blogged about my trip here. I really love going to farm sanctuaries, either as a volunteer or simply a visitor. I have been to … Continue reading

Why I Joined the #31DaysofRescueDogs Campaign (& You Should, Too!)

Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? To celebrate shelter dogs and promote adoption, the ASPCA has organized a great online campaign taking place all month long, where each day participants can share a photo of their favorite rescue dogs on social media with the hashtag #31DaysOfRescueDogs. This social media campaign … Continue reading

Celebrate HOWLoween with a #TricksOrTreats Trivia Party, hosted by the ASPCA and BarkPost!

From the ASPCA’s website: “Are you ready to get spooky? Join us and our cohost BarkPost for our annual #TricksOrTreats Twitter Party on October 25th at 2pm EST! We’ll be asking pet-related Halloween trivia questions and giving away treat-filled prize packs throughout the evening—including prizes from Alex and Ani and PBteen!” Please share to spread … Continue reading

Photos from my Skylands Sanctuary trip

Skylands Sanctuary and Animal Rescue is a huge, beautiful place in New Jersey where animals are saved from harm and can live their life with dignity and respect. If you live in the New York area, Skylands is just a short drive from NYC (under two hours) and well worth the trip. A small donation … Continue reading

Today, Arturo Died

Today I woke up to the news that Arturo died. He was 31 years old. The word of his death was one of the first tweets I saw when I turned on my phone. It was a bittersweet announcement. Arturo, imprisoned in the Mendoza Zoo, had a pool 20 inches deep. His prison sentence there … Continue reading